Continuing with the theme of newsworthy sharing, yesterday I spoke of telling others in our entourage/connection groups of our successes and news.

networkingConversely, we need to congratulate others. Electronic hugs allowed.

Generally, LinkedIn allows you 3 levels of e-hugging for material or news you read that others post:


  • “likes”
  • “shares”
  • “comments”

Use the one or more of these that express the level of your admiration for the colleague’s submission.

It’s OK to go beyond a “like” (which is all too easy and way too fast to do), and to submit to the the urge to “share” this with others {one, some or all of your connections}.  Or best, when you have truly been impressed and want to add your own words, in your style, “comment” your congratulations.

In social media e-hugs are encouraged.

In LinkedIn we keep it professional which is not to say we do not affect each other in a strong personal way. Judging from the relationship you have with that person and the level of data or news they convey, choose your e-hugging strength from what LinkedIn offers.


Like, but consider giving deeper, even if it takes a bit more time to share with others or to craft a personal comment.


Marc W. Halpert

LinkedIn personal coach, group trainer, marketing strategist and overall evangelist, having a great time pursuing my passion of connecting professionals so they can collaborate better!

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